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post #1 of 15 Old 11-22-2011, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Backseat Grab Handles for easy entry for kids

Over time I think my sons (8 and 5) will find it easier to climb into the back of our new 4 door Wrangler but these fix the problem now and I get "cool dad" points from my boys.

I started with 15' of 3/8" black rope picked up from Lowe's and mocked out the knots to get a rough idea on the length needed for each piece.

After measuring I decided 65" would be just right.

Here's the first knot (just folded rope in half)
This hangs on the outer peg of front seat headrest.


Next I tied a double fisherman's knot to create the handle




I tied the second exactly the same and pulled the heck out of both to tighten up the knots


I removed the drivers side head rest and hung the first handle on the out side peg


Followed up by the passengers side


Last thing to do was kid test which resulted in high fives and of course dad's jeep is cooler than mom's.


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post #2 of 15 Old 11-22-2011, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention it only cost about $7.00 for the rope or $3.50 each

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post #3 of 15 Old 11-23-2011, 04:24 AM
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Got a feeling that if you don't make a set of these for Mom's Jeep, you will be cooking your own supper.
Nice idea on the handles.
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Awesome idea! Let the kids pick their own rope color and they will mod for life!
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post #5 of 15 Old 11-23-2011, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Awesome idea! Let the kids pick their own rope color and they will mod for life!
Yeah, my oldest son asked me, so dad what are we gonna do next to the jeep?

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I like the results you got from this. My 5 and 8 year old have the same issues getting in and always reach up to the back of the seat. I have a lot of nylon webbing lying around from my rock climbing days. Your description gives me something to work with. I wish Jeep would put some bolts about halfway up the B pillar to attach a handle to. How did yours hold up over time?
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Very nice; I love to see user fabbed mods.
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I like the results you got from this. My 5 and 8 year old have the same issues getting in and always reach up to the back of the seat. I have a lot of nylon webbing lying around from my rock climbing days. Your description gives me something to work with. I wish Jeep would put some bolts about halfway up the B pillar to attach a handle to. How did yours hold up over time?
They have held up great and they get a lot of use (at least used once a day). The only 'pain' was getting the kids to not play with them or pull on them while we're riding. Constant tugging on them is a pain in the back and flipping it around the headrest doesn't feel good on the ole noggin lol

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Very nice; I love to see user fabbed mods.
Thanks!!! DIY mods are great and for me, anything that incorporates the family or makes it easier for the family to go jeeping is even better.

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I love it. My little cousins will love it. I wonder how much weight you can put in that though?
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I love it. My little cousins will love it. I wonder how much weight you can put in that though?
I can't really say how much weight but I've had adults riding in the back and they used them to get in. Also, it's hanging from the headrest post which is fully inserted so all of the weight is distributed to the back of the front seats.
I'm a big guy and I've probably pushed back in my seat way more than anyone would ever pull on the handles while getting in. Like I said before, I do have a 'no hold' policy for these while riding. That's what the handles mounted above the doors are for.

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Well I made my own rear seat grab handle using some nylon webbing and some grommets, work well, now just need to get my side steps on.
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I would want to bring the two sides of the loop together (long sleeve or whipping) down far enough to make it into a little D-handle to eliminate any chance of choking/strangulation.

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This will be a great idea for when I get mine.

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I would want to bring the two sides of the loop together (long sleeve or whipping) down far enough to make it into a little D-handle to eliminate any chance of choking/strangulation.
I guess your kids are better behaved than mine. In the case of my kids I would have been tempted to inform them this was a new restraint system and encouraged them to place their heads into it...


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